Archive for December 2nd, 2007

Bead break

December 2, 2007

I’ve been making lots of holiday ornament drapes lately and I am finished with those-till next year at least. I got a wonderful turquoise teardrop from a friend and I am going to create a necklace for me out of that. Even though I wear a lot of my jewelry, I seldom make things for me. Selecting the beads and deciding on the chain style will be the hardest part. The actual making of the piece is easy-usually.

I’ve been making jewelry off and on for many years, but last year, I discovered the wonderful world of seed beads. The colors are endless and I think that is one of the things that enthralls me about them. The patterns are endless, too. Limited only by your creativity. Creativity is hardwired into my DNA. I come from a long line of creative, crafty people in all kinds of mediums. I got my first bead loom when I was 10 and used the beads up really fast. Back then, it wasn’t easy to find more, so on the shelf it went. I have a loom my husband made for me now. I haven’t used it much lately, but it’s beginning to call my name. I may use it to create the chain for the turquoise drop. There are so many design ideas in my head and scribbled on bits of paper, that sometimes I don’t know which project to start next. I will tell about the creative journey here-both the smooth paths and the rough ones.

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Stuff done-stuff to do-it never ends

December 2, 2007

We are short handed at work, so I’ve been working 10 hour shifts and beading, too. Got a gorgeous cherrywood burl cab beaded. Now I just need to get it on it’s way to get sold. I think I’m done with the ornament drapes, too. That all depends on if I get grabbed by a color combo next time I’m going through my beads. I had a helper the day I was taking pics of the drapes. This is Skits-he was Red’s cat. He has decided that he will be a photographers assistant when he grows up. He works cheap-a few pats and the occasional belly rub and he’s happy. Here are a couple of drapes actually hanging on an ornament. It’s not a good pic of the cherrywood cab, but it gets the idea across. I’m going to make a necklace for me next-out of a gorgeous turquoise teardrop that was a gift from a friend. I just have to figure out the details-that’s the hardest part.